THE 2000 ACADEMY AWARDS

    Academy Award Winners 2000    

The Race: Predictions By Category
Click each category for a film-strip graphic of the five nominees in that field. As the Awards ceremony draws closer (around early March), you will also find each nominee's odds for winning their respective category, rationales both pro and con, and personal votes (if only they mattered!).

BEST PICTURE
Chocolat — Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon — Erin Brockovich — Gladiator — Traffic

BEST DIRECTOR
Stephen Daldry — Ang Lee — Ridley Scott — Steven Soderbergh — Steven Soderbergh

BEST ACTRESS
Joan Allen — Juliette Binoche — Ellen Burstyn — Laura Linney — Julia Roberts

BEST ACTOR
Javier Bardem — Russell Crowe — Tom Hanks — Ed Harris — Geoffrey Rush

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Judi Dench — Marcia Gay Harden — Kate Hudson — Frances McDormand— Julie Walters

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jeff Bridges — Willem Dafoe — Benicio Del Toro — Albert Finney — Joaquin Phoenix

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Almost Famous — Billy Elliot — Erin Brockovich — Gladiator — You Can Count on Me

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Chocolat — Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon — O Brother, Where Art Thou? — Traffic — Wonder Boys

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon — Gladiator — Malθna — O Brother, Where Art Thou? — The Patriot

    TECHNICAL CATEGORIES    
Art Direction — Film Editing — Original Song — Visual Effects — ... And All the Rest!

    ALL CATEGORIES (QUICK GLANCE)    
Winner predictions and personal "should-win" favorites in all Oscar categories (Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Short Film categories excluded)


Fun Stuff and Special Features

    IN A PERFECT WORLD...    
Who I would have nominated for Oscars this year, and how my own "winners" stack up against the Academy's.

OSCAR SOUND-OFF BOARD
Sign in with your own picks in different categories or other reflections on this year's nominees.
(To view the Oscar Boards without signing, click here.)

    RENTAL GUIDE: BEST ACTRESS & BEST ACTOR 2000    
Wondering where you've seen this year's top acting nominees before? Looking to catch them in some of their least-known or underappreciated films? Click here to get the run down and who they are, where they've popped up, and what to hunt for in your video store!

    INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS: NOMINEES & WINNERS    
The line-ups of nominees for the Independent Film Awards generally put the Oscar ballots to shame, and this year was no exception. Plus, the host is always cooler. Plus, the speeches are often funnier. Plus, these films deserve to be seen, and these craftsmen seem to love celebrating each other. Have a look (and Yay, Javier Bardem, Zhang Ziyi, and Lars von Trier!)

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: NOMINEES & WINNERS
In case you missed the coverage of or news about Hollywood's most important Oscar precursor (and best live-TV event), here is a full roster of the motion picture categories, nominees, and award recipients, from January 21, 2001.


The Nominations

COMPLETE NOMINATIONS AND REACTIONS
Available as of Tuesday, February 13, 2001—check out the morning news at 8:30am for the live annoucement!

NOMINATION PREDICTIONS
Having correctly forecast 80% of last year's nominees in the Picture, Director, Acting, and Writing categories, and 11 of this year's 13 Golden Globe winners, I hope I'm on a roll! (Famous last words....) Check out my predictions in the 19 major categories—sorry, no guesses about documentaries or short films!—as well as the highly debatable logic behind each pick.

LIST OF ELIGIBLE FILMS
Confused by all the by-laws? Can't remember when anything opened? Thought Erin Brockovich was at least a year old? Shocked that Ready to Rumble, but not Croupier, is a viable nominee?? Check out this alphabetical list of the 243 films eligible for the 2000 Academy Awards, and get familiar with all the contenders (including The Contender).


Academy Award Winners 1999

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